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What should I do with the tight custom-made suit?

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Hi gents,

I have a fresco suit that was custom-made 2 years ago. Two years later, I gain a few pounds, and the suit (jacket and trouser) is too tight for me currently. Can a tailor somehow add the fabric from the trouser to lengthen and widen the jacket, or vice versa? I am willing to sacrifice either the trouser or the jacket, and I will travel to Bangkok, so the cost will be cheaper than that in the U.S.

Charlie
 
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If it were me, I'd take it back to the original tailor and see what he can do. Not sure I understand why you're planning to have the alteration done in Bangkok - is it merely a matter of saving money, or was that where the suit was made?
 

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A decent tailor will leave more fabric in the seams to allow for future adjustments so as long as it is a few pounds and not a few stone then you should be fine. Its up to you if you go back to the same person or a different firm.
 
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@krakatoa yes, I had the suit made in Bangkok, when I traveled there, and I planned to go back for vacation. I am not sure if the tailor will remember it though. I heard it would be more expensive, in the States, to have the suit tailored than buy the new one.

@Astaroth unfortunately, I gained a few stones, and I had it tailored once, so I guess there would be no more fabric to make the extension.

Any gents would know if a tailor can technically widen or lengthen the suit with external fabrics?
 

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Hi gents,

I have a fresco suit that was custom-made 2 years ago. Two years later, I gain a few pounds, and the suit (jacket and trouser) is too tight for me currently. Can a tailor somehow add the fabric from the trouser to lengthen and widen the jacket, or vice versa? I am willing to sacrifice either the trouser or the jacket, and I will travel to Bangkok, so the cost will be cheaper than that in the U.S.

Charlie
I'd start working on dropping a few pounds; you'll be healthier and your suit will fit again.

Just my 2cents.
 

ter1413

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A) Plan to lose weight
B) Find a men's shelter in your area and donate it.
 

GBR

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Following on from Ter1413's suggestions

(c) Burn it.
 

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